The September publication digest is out, check it out here:
September 2020 Digest
On 11th December 2020 there will be an RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting on:
The Analysis of Returned Extraterrestrial Materials: Current Capabilities & Future Opportunities
We aim to bring together the international sample analysis community to discuss the current and future analytical capabilities that will maximise the scientific impact of extraterrestrial sample return missions.
The meeting will be held virtually.
We invite abstracts (300 words) for talks (15 mins) and flash presentations (3 mins) on topics related to the laboratory analysis of extraterrestrial materials. The abstract deadline is the9th November 2020.
Abstracts and other enquires should be sent to Ashley King (firstname.lastname@example.org), and registration will open shortly at https://tinyurl.com/yynoa4ax
The summer publication digest is out, check it out here:
July/August 2020 Digest
Missed last weeks seminar? Anna Horleston (Bristol) talks about the latest from Martian InSight mission! Check it out on YouTube here:
The Cosmic Cast season 2 finale is here! Find out what inspired UK planetary scientists to pursue a career in science.
If anyone missed last week's talk by Richard Haythornthwaite (Investigating heavy positive ion composition in Titan’s ionosphere using Cassini CAPS IBS), the recording has been uploaded to YouTube.
Want to study planetary science at Oxford? Check this out:
2x STFC-funded PhD studentships are available in planetary physics at Oxford University, for Oct 2020 start.
Available projects include:
- Exploring clouds and gaseous abundances in the atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune
- Ground-based observations of Jupiter (and Saturn) in support of the NASA Juno mission
- Testing the ARIEL Exoplanet space observatory
- Space instrumentation for exploring the Moon and a comet in the thermal infrared as part of NASA’s Lunar Trailblazer and ESA’s Comet Interceptor missions.
For more details, please see.
Application deadline: 16th July
Lulea Technical University, Sweden, is currently advertising a PhD studentship.
"The Atmospheric Science division is searching for a PhD student in the subject of Planetary and Space Sciences to explore physical properties of asteroid materials. The successful candidate will be part of a vibrant research group exploring asteroids, comets and planets, with numerous involvements in space missions led by ESA, NASA and JAXA. You will acquire unique knowledge and skills and will be part of a creative research environment in collaboration with international teams of scientists."
For more information see:
If you missed last weeks inaugural UKPF lunchtime seminar series, we uploaded a recording to YouTube. Dr. Katherine Joy talks about the UK's first Antarctic meteorite expedition.